Chorley (UK Parliament constituency)

Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom, 1885 onwards

Chorley is a constituency in the United Kingdom. It is in the county of Lancashire in England.

County constituency
for the House of Commons
Outline map
Boundary of Chorley in Lancashire
Outline map
Location of Lancashire within England
Population94,932 (2011 census)[1]
Electorate75,938 (December 2018)[2]
Major settlementsChorley
Current constituency
Member of ParliamentLindsay Hoyle (Speaker)
Number of membersOne
Created fromNorth Lancashire

Election results change

The Liberal Democrats, the Conservatives, and Labour did not participant in the constituency, as it is tradition that they do not stand against the Speaker of the House of Commons. The Green Party does not take part in the tradition and had it's own candidate in the constituency. This candidate was James Melling. [3] The Brexit Party did not stand an official candidate. However their former candidate stood as an independent, having changed his name on the ballot to Mark Brexit-Smith.[4][5]

General election 2019: Chorley[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Speaker Lindsay Hoyle 26,831 67.3 +12.0
Independent Mark Brexit-Smith 9,439 23.7 N/A
Green James Melling 3,601 9.0 +8.0
Majority 17,392 43.6 +30.1
Turnout 39,870 51.0 ―21.7
Speaker gain from Labour Swing

References change

  1. "Chorley: Usual Resident Population, 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  2. England Parliamentary electorates Boundary Commission for England
  3. "Prospective General Election Candidates". Green Party. Archived from the original on 13 December 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  4. "'As a main party we believe in upholding traditions': Why Chorley's Liberal Democrats general election candidate will not oppose Lindsay Hoyle on December 12". Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  5. "General Election 2019: Former Chorley Brexit Party candidate to stand against Lindsay Hoyle as an Independent". Archived from the original on 2019-11-12. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  6. "Chorley Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 25 November 2019.